Off to the Ozarks, just in time for trick or treating. Feel free to read this while waiting for the kids to return with their candy.
At 353PM, CT, Fayetteville was reporting sunny skies and a temperature of 78 degrees. A few consecutive days of sunny weather have led to warming temperatures as October turned to November, and above average weather will welcome the new month. A high pressure bullseye was centered over the northern Plains, and the healthy pressure gradient at the back edge was generating some clouds and even a scattered shower in the Missouri Valley.
A combination of jets will dictate the coming weather for Fayetteville for the next 54 hours or so. A weak ridge aloft presently lies over the American Southeast, cutting off any moist inflow to a stronger, sharper trough that is going to have to work to tap into Gulf moisture. When it does, however, find the Gulf after it pushes southeast to Texas, showers and thunderstorms will explode across Louisiana and Arkansas, including in Fayetteville on Tuesday morning. No doubt most of the rain will be southeast of the Ozarks, but there is a good chance for morning rain in Northwest Arkansas, followed by clearing and more high pressure.
Tomorrow – Sunny, increasing clouds late, High 67, Low 45
Monday – Rain in the morning, clearing by afternoon. cooler. High 59, Low 46
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High 69, Low 44
Tuesday – Chance of afternoon showers. High 61, Low 45
AW: Tomorrow – Clouds and occasional sunshine High 67, Low 42
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy (AM t-storms) High 63, low 42
NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny High 67, Low 42
Tuesday – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, High 60, Low 44
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, a 20% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, High 67, Low 44
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 55, Low 44
A rather chilly forecast from Weatherbug. Lets’ see how it all goes. Couldn’t be more pleasant in Fayetteville right now, however.